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Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4
Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz vs. Gilbert Yvel
Efrain Escudero vs. Tyson Griffin
Alessandro Ferreira vs. Fredson Paixao
Phil Dace vs. Chidi Njokuani
Toby Imada vs. James Krause
Derrick Burnsed vs. Dakota Cochrane
Bubba Jenkins vs. Jimmy Spicuzza
Nick Macias vs. Lance Palmer
Jimmy Jones vs. Sergio Pettis
Chris Holdsworth vs. Tyler Shinn
Steve Mocco vs. Carl Postma
Gregor Gillespie vs. TBA
Derrick Bohl vs. Tyler Perry
Cory Galloway vs. Jerry Shapiro
Resurrection Fighting Alliance's November card is nearly complete, and promotion officials have added a number of MMA notables.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with company executives that in addition to previously announced headliners of Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz vs. Gilbert Yvel and Efrain Escudero vs. Tyson Griffin, RFA 4 will feature Alessandro Ferreira vs. Fredson Paixao, Phil Dace vs. Chidi Njokunai, Toby Imada vs. James Krause, Derrick Burnsed vs. Dakota Cochrane, Bubba Jenkins vs. Jimmy Spicuzza, Nick Macias vs. Lance Palmer, Jimmy Jones vs. Sergio Pettis, Chris Holdsworth vs. Tyler Shinn and Steve Mocco vs. Carl Postma, among others.
RFA 4 takes place Nov. 2 in Las Vegas at Texas Station's Dallas Event Center. The event airs live on Fight Now TV.
Ferreira (10-2) fights for the second time under the RFA banner. The Brazilian prospect dropped a March decision to Jared Downing at RFA 2 marking just the second loss of his career. The Brazilian opened his career at 9-0 and has eight submission wins to his credit. He now meets Paixao (10-4), a five-time Zuffa veteran who hasn't fought since a brutal knockout loss to Pablo Garza at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale in December 2010. The 33-year-old previously registered key wins over Masakazu Imanari, Rany Yahya, Thomas Denny and Bryan Caraway, among others.
Las Vegas' Dace (8-2) puts his five-fight win streak on the line against Njokuani (8-3), a knockout artist and younger brother of UFC and WEC vet Anthony Njokuani.
UFC vet John Gunderson, who recently signed with the promotion, was scratched from the event due to a previously exciting contract with the recently licensed World Series of Fighting Promotion, which is expected to hold its debut event on Nov. 3 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
"John is going to honor his contract with the World Series of Fighting," RFA matchmaker Scott Cutbirth today told MMAjunkie.com. "When you sign a contract with somebody, you have to honor that contract."
Gunderson's previously scheduled opponent, WEC vet Krause (16-4), will now meet Bellator vet Imada (30-16).
Another apparent conflict with headliner Yvel, who is listed on the WSOF's website, was the result of an out-of-date roster, Cutbirth said. A rep for the WSOF confirmed that Yvel signed a contract with an earlier incarnation of the promotion but did not re-sign when it underwent a change in management and wasn't bound to fight at the Nov. 3 event.
With the events falling so close together, it appears the promotions will be vying for the same audience. Cutbirth, however, said the promotion isn't concerned about losing fans.
"I'm comfortable with where we're at, and I'm confident our show will be a success," he said.
Burnsed (10-2) is 5-1 in his past six appearances and has earned all 10 of his career victories via stoppage. He meets Cochrane (12-3), who defeated Joe Stevenson in the main event of RFA 3.
Additionally, Pettis (5-0), the younger brother of UFC lightweight Anthony Pettis, makes his promotional debut opposite Jones (4-1), and former Olympic wrestler Mocco (0-0) makes his MMA debut against the heavy-handed Postma (1-0).